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Ranger Positions At FSNHS

Seasonal Park Ranger Position Available at Fort Scott National Historic Site

 

Fort Scott KS – Fort Scott National Historic Site is recruiting for a GS-05 Park Ranger temporary position Wednesday, February 13th, through Thursday, February 21st, for the summer of 2019. Application information can be found at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524354100. Additional park positions will be announced later this spring.

The Park Ranger serves as a front-line representative conducting independent research and developing original, thematic interpretive programs, and presenting interpretive, educational, and living history demonstrations/programs about the area’s cultural and natural resources to audiences ranging in size from 1-200, using a variety of props and techniques. The incumbent operates the park visitor center and ensures visitor safety. They are also responsible for opening and closing the site and basic resource protection tasks including exotic plant control and routine cleaning of museum objects and exhibit spaces. Other duties include making and maintaining interpretive products (such as signs and labels) and caring and accounting for interpretive props (such as living history clothing and equipment). They will work closely with park staff on critical special initiatives including website development, social media, and special events.

The GS-05 Park Ranger generally work a full-time 40-hour week, and is entitled to paid holidays. Holiday, evening, and weekend work is required. A driver’s license is recommended.

This position is expected to start in April and end in September.

For more information about the park in general, contact Fort Scott NHS at (620) 223-0310 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/fosc.

 

FSNHS Is Recruiting For A Park Guide Starting Today, Feb. 11

Courtesy photo from the NPS.

Seasonal Park Guide Position Available at Fort Scott National Historic Site

 

Fort Scott KS – Fort Scott National Historic Site is recruiting for a GS-04 Park Guide temporary position starting Monday, February 11th for the summer of 2019. Application information can be found at: www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523844900. Additional park positions will be announced later this spring.

The Park Guide is responsible for daily visitor center operations, including providing visitors with accurate information on park resources and cultural history, as well as safety and information for the surrounding area. The incumbent serves as a front-line representative providing informal interpretive opportunities and formal interpretive programs such as walks, talks, multimedia, demonstrations, and children’s programs. They will also participate in living history programs, education programs, and work closely with park staff on critical special initiatives including website development, social media, and special events.

The GS-04 Park Guides generally work a full-time 40-hour week and is entitled to paid holidays. Holiday, evening, and weekend work is required. A driver’s license is recommended.

This position is expected to start in April and end in September. The advertisement closes on Friday, February 15, 2019.

For more information about the park in general, contact Fort Scott NHS at (620) 223-0310 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/fosc.

Student Internships Available At The Fort

Summer Student Intern Positions Available at Fort Scott National Historic Site    

Fort Scott KS – Fort Scott National Historic Site begins recruiting for a GS-05 Park Ranger (Student Trainee) temporary position Friday, February 8 for the summer of 2019 as part of the National Park Service’s Pathways Program. Additional positions will be announced later this spring.

Student Trainee (Laborer) interns will perform tasks to assist the Division of Maintenance with cyclic preservation projects to maintain the exterior of historic structures. The interns may also assist with special events and a variety of routine maintenance and resource management projects.

In order to be eligible for an appointment under the NPS Pathways Internship Program you must be a current student who has been accepted for enrollment or is enrolled at least half-time in an accredited high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, or trade school pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. To maintain eligibility for internships individuals must remain enrolled in a degree or certificate program throughout their appointment. Additional information on the Pathways Internship Program can be found at: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students

A WG-03 Student Trainee (Laborer) earns an hourly pay rate, generally works a full-time/40-hour week, M-F.  Holiday, evening, and weekend work may be required. A valid state driver’s license is required.

Persons selected to these positions are expected to start on May 28, 2019 and end in August. To apply, follow the instructions in the application announcement at: www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523456800. The advertisement closes after the first 50 applications or on February 15, 2019 (whichever occurs first).

For more information about the park in general, contact Fort Scott NHS at (620) 223-0310 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/fosc.

2019 KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair March 7

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, will host the KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair on March 7, 2019. The annual job fair will provide employers, veterans, and job seekers with the unique opportunity to connect face-to-face.

“Wherever I go in our state, I hear from businesses seeking the employees they need to grow and from workers seeking new job opportunities to help them advance their careers,” said Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce David Toland. “The Statewide Job Fair is part of the solution to these challenges, providing a great opportunity to bring together talented Kansas workers and growing Kansas companies.”

The Statewide Job Fair is also an opportunity for veterans of any status and their families to meet with a variety of employers in various industries and fields. Veterans at any stage in their career search are invited, including active duty, reservists, or National Guard.

“The Kansas workforce is made up of talented, highly-skilled individuals with a passion and drive that brings an inherent value to everything they do,” said Mike Beene, Kansas Department of Commerce Director of Employment Services. “Our workers make up the fabric of this state, holding it together through their commitments to hard work and excellence.”

The job fair will be open to all job seekers from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the following locations across the state:

o   Colby: Colby Community College, Multi-Purpose Room, 1255 South Range

o   El Dorado: Train Depot, 430 N. Main Street

o   Kansas City: Wyandotte County Workforce Center, 626 Minnesota Avenue

o   Independence: Memorial Hall Civic Center, 410 N. Pennsylvania Avenue

o   Lawrence: Peaslee Technical Center, 2920 Haskell Avenue, #100

o   Leavenworth: Leavenworth County Workforce Center, 515 Limit Street, Suite 200

o   Manhattan: Holiday Inn Across from the Campus, 1641 Anderson Avenue

o   Overland Park: Johnson County Public Library, Central Resource Library, 9875 West 87th Street

o   Salina: The Kansas Army National Guard Training Center, Building 365, 2929 Scanlan Avenue

o   Topeka: West Ridge Mall, Lower Center Court, 1801 SW Wanamaker Road

o   Wichita: Wichita Workforce Center, 2021 North Amidon Avenue

 

Registration for the Statewide Job Fair can be done via the following links:

Colby, Independence, Kansas City, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Overland Park, Salina, Topeka: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/kansasworks-18343559329

El Dorado, Manhattan, and Wichita have reached full capacity. 

For more information, job seekers and employers may visit any Workforce Center or call (877) 509-6757.

 

 

Ryan Brinker

Public Information Officer

ryan.brinker@ks.gov

 

Kansas Department of Commerce

1000 SW Jackson St. Ste. 100

Topeka, KS 66612-1354

Phone: 785-296-4931

Cell: 785-276-9723

 

FSNHS Summer Student Intern Positions Available Feb. 4

Fort Scott National Historic Site will begin recruiting for a GS-05 Park Ranger (Student Trainee) temporary position Monday, February 4 for the summer of 2019 as part of the National Park Service’s Pathways Program. Additional positions will be announced later this spring.

The Park Ranger intern will assist the Division of Interpretation and Resource Management with leading our YCC and youth outreach programs. They will present talks, answer questions, guide small groups and provide orientation services to park visitors. The interns will also participate in maintenance and resource management projects, as well as working closely with park staff on critical special initiatives including website development, social media, and special events.

In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program you must be a current a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is enrolled at least half-time in an accredited high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, or trade school pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. To maintain eligibility for internships individuals must remain enrolled in a degree or certificate program throughout their appointment. Additional information on the Pathways Internship Program can be found at: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students

The GS-05 park rangers earn 16.10 per hour, generally works full-time 40-hour week, and is entitled to paid holidays. Holiday, evening, and weekend work is required. A driver’s license is recommended.

This position is expected to start in early May and end in September. Application information can be found at: www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522940700. The advertisement closes February 11, 2019.

For more information about the park in general, contact Fort Scott NHS at (620) 223-0310 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/fosc.

 

Gordman’s Job Fair-Fort Scott: Feb. 19

Apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, a division of Stage Stores, is coming to Fort Scott and surrounding regions this March.

 

Gordmans is currently hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions and encourages interested candidates to apply online at gordmans.com and then attend the job fair at the following new location:

 

Fort Scott Gordmans

Tuesday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
2400 S. Main Street
Fort Scott, Kansas         

 

Pittsburg Gordmans
Thursday, Feb. 7
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
202 E. Centennial Drive
Pittsburg, Kansas         

 

Carthage Gordmans

Wednesday, Feb. 20
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.       

2410 S Grand Avenue
Carthage, Missouri     

Kansas Eco Devo Up in 2018

Kansas Department of Commerce Releases Economic Development Statistics for 2018

Topeka, Kan. – Kansas has had much to celebrate in the area of economic development during 2018, according to statistics released today from the Kansas Department of Commerce. 2018 has been an exceptional year for the Kansas economy, with over 11,000 new jobs and $1.7 billion in capital investment added to the state’s economy.

The Department of Commerce reports it participated in 138 successful economic development projects across the state during 2018, yielding 11,548 new jobs and 9,116 retained jobs. The total capital investment on these projects was $1.7 billion and $1.17 billion in payroll.

“I’m proud of what we have accomplished with the economy during my time in office,” said Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. “Unemployment is at record lows, we have more people working than ever before, and job creation is on the rise. Kansas has a brighter future because of the hard work done by so many over the past year.”

 

Of the 138 successful projects in 2018, the following are among the largest:

o    GEICO announced a new service center in Lenexa, with a $9,800,456 capital investment and 500 new jobs.

o    Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. is expanding its manufacturing facility in Abilene, with a $10,841,000 capital investment and 200 new jobs.

o    Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is expanding its pharmaceutical plant in McPherson with a $156,000,000 capital investment and 325 jobs added.

o    New Directions Behavioral Health announced it will move its headquarters to the Sprint campus in Overland Park with a $15,500,000 capital investment and 566 jobs added.

o    Orizon Aerostructures, LLC announced it would relocate a manufacturing operation to Olathe, with a $127,285,001 capital investment and 400 new jobs.

o    Palmer Manufacturing & Tank, Inc. announced a $16,642,000 capital investment in its Garden City plant, adding 201 jobs.

o    Shamrock Trading Corporation will build an office tower in Overland Park with a $248,000,000 capital investment and the company will add 1,500 jobs.

o    Spirit Aerosystems announced another major expansion, with plans for adding 1,400 new jobs.

 

“This has been an extraordinary year for economic development in Kansas,” said Robert North, Interim Secretary for the Kansas Department of Commerce. “The businesses that have made the wise choice to open or expand in the state of Kansas are making substantial contributions to the health of our economy and overall quality of life.”

 

New Faces at FSCC

Fort Scott Community College staff came back from Christmas break on January 3, teacher in-service is today, January 9, with classes resuming on January 14.

Several new staff have been added this semester, with final approval to be given at the FSCC Board of Trustees meeting on January 28, said Juley McDaniel, director of human resources.

Kirk Sharp has been hired as the new Gordon Parks Museum Director, Jentry Page as the High School Equivalency Instructional Coordinator, Cody Crim as the assistant rodeo coach who will double as a Resident Assistant at the Greyhound Lodge at 701 N. National Avenue, Jared Kaylon as a maintenance technician, Jamal Robinson as the athletic trainer, Vanessa Matlock as the assistant women’s basketball coach and Resident Assistant, and Jay Wilson and Scott Mitchell as assistant football coaches.

There are still positions open, McDaniel said and noted two: a web developer and a cashier.

To view all positions go tohttp://fortscott.edu/jobs

In addition to new staff and students arriving this semester, there is a vacancy on the FSCC Board of Trustees.

Trustee Tina Rockhold, who was the communications director at Mercy Hospital before it closed Dec. 31, has moved and the board will be following their policy for replacing her, McDaniel said.

“They will pass a resolution at their January (28) meeting which will allow us to post the vacancy and provide direction to those interested in filling the position, ” McDaniel said.

 

 

 

FSCC Nursing Career and Education Fair Nov. 5

 

FSCC Nursing Department would like for you to please join us on Monday, November 5th from 1 pm to 4 pm for a Nurse Career and Education Fair, to be held at the Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 South Horton in Fort Scott.  This event is open to the public as well as nursing, pre-nursing, and allied health students.  There will be door prize drawings for students held throughout the event.

Nurse Career Fair

After graduation, do you want to further your education?  There will be over six different university representation present to answer all your academic questions including MidAmerica Nazarene University, The University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University, Ottawa University, Washburn University, and Rasmussen College.

Ready to join the medical work-force?  Numerous medical organizations will be present to visit with you about your future career in health care some of these include Medicalodge of Fort Scott, University of Kansas Medical Center, Osawatomie State Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Joplin, Girard Medical Center, Via Christi Pittsburg, Freeman Health Center, Via Christi Village, Care-4-U, Craig Home Care, Heartland Behavioral Health, Presbyterian Village, and Olathe Health.

Not quite sure where to start, but you know you are meant for the health care field?  Please take this opportunity to discuss your options with one of our Fort Scott Community College Nursing Program representatives.  They are more than willing to assist you while you take the first steps into the medical field.

Huge thank you to our donors, Common Ground Coffee, Papa Dons, Kenny Felt Photography, Ruddicks Furniture, Littman Stethoscopes, Care-4-U, Sunshine Boutique, Aerocare, J&W Sports Shop, Courtland Salon & Day Spa, Root Coffee House and more!

For any questions, please contact the Fort Scott Community College Nursing Department at 620.768.2908.

KANSASWORKS App Available Today

 

TOPEKA – To better assist job seekers with finding great employment in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Commerce and KANSASWORKS are pleased to introduce the new KANSASWORKS app, available today on both Apple and Android devices.

This free app was designed to make it easier for Kansans to find work in the state. Once installed, the app will be able to find jobs through keyword and title searches or by zip code.

“Our agency is working hard to bring new business to the state and help companies that already call Kansas home to grow and become great successes,” said Robert North, Interim Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce. “To grow a business anywhere, you need a pipeline of qualified employees to fill open positions. If we can make finding and hiring great workers easier, and at the same time help Kansans find rewarding employment, then this app will be a be a huge benefit to the state.”

Features of the app include:

  •   Simple job search in Kansas
  •   Search by job title, location and radius you’re willing to commute
  •   View jobs that suite your goals
  •   Connect with employers via KANSASWORKS.com, save jobs and share with friends
  •   Bookmark your favorite jobs for follow up
  •   Find a local KANSASWORK Workforce Center

 

“KANSASWORKS has been busy leveraging technology to assist employers and job seekers in our state, and this app is the latest effort to make it easier to help make matches between the needs of our employers with job seekers on the market,” said Mike Beene, Director of Employment Services at the Kansas Department of Commerce.

 

Teaching Career Offered to Military Service Members

KANSAS RECEIVES TROOPS TO TEACHERS GRANT

Kansas is one of six new states to be awarded a grant by Troops to Teachers, a military transition program within the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support that assists U.S. service veterans looking to start a teaching career.

“This grant is another great resource to assist service members interested in becoming a teacher in Kansas,” said Steve Harmon, Education Services Office, Kansas National Guard. “We encourage qualified service members to explore this career opportunity.”

Alabama, Michigan and Ohio Were also awarded grants along with two consortia comprised of New Jersey and Delaware, and Missouri and Iowa. The 2018 grants received will provide services for a five-year term ending in May 2023.

With TTT state grants, local state education departments and agencies are able to assist military members, veterans and TTT participants with local counseling and guidance. These local offices become the frontline for certification and hiring information, resources, and technical assistance on meeting teacher requirements related to each individual state.

Registration for the program is free and requires no commitment. Members can register via the program website, www.proudtoserveagain.com. The website also offers a list of teaching opportunities available to participants and a calendar of events listing recruiting and other types of program events. Headquarters TTT program reps also can be reached by calling 1-800-231-6242 or by emailing ttt@navy.mil.